For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday’s race.
Began recording the times at the Invocation of the race at 6:00 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 10:46 PM (all times are EDT). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.
Fox was the broadcast team for this event.
Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2018 Coca-Cola 600
Total number of commercials: 175
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 69
Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 141
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 64
Number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 34
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 17
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during this broadcast: 5
Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos ‘floating’ in corners of the screen): 234
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 6:00 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 10:46 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 286
Minutes of race broadcast: 226
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 60
Minutes of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials (split-screen): 14
Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of ‘mystery cautions’ (debris not shown): 0
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